Birmingham, Alabama: Ram-Headed Southern Storyteller
A ram-headed "storyteller" reads to an array of frogs and animals in this fountain sculpture -- interpreted by some as Satanic. Roadsideamerica.com Report... [11/07/2010]
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Satanic Fountain in 5 Points... Birminghamians jokingly reference the Satanic Fountain in driving directions, but this infamous sculpture by Frank Fleming is a Birmingham landmark. A goat headed pagan man statue sits atop a stone tree trunk reading an undetermined book to a circle of entranced animals. This landmark is centrally located in the youthful, club oriented center of town and is a favorite hang out for goth kids. Certainly worthy of a photo, especially considering Birmingham's strict Baptist heritage.[Denise, 09/25/2003]
Jan 2009: Photo added. December 2007: There's another animal-headed human sculpture by Frank Fleming in the Buckhead section of Atlanta. It's a fanciful version of how "Buckhead" got its name -- with an antlered storyteller in this case, enthralling a gathering of turtles, two dogs and a rabbit.